Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 41: LinguaFile II
Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss a mystery word or phrase with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the mystery word, visit Zimmer’s Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.
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TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.